VIDEO: Tony Kushner Talks WEST SIDE STORY, Working With Steven Spielberg, and More

In the video, Kushner talks about the changes he made to the show, and much more!



Tony Kushner recently chatted with Gold Derby editor Christopher Rosen about the film adaptation of West Side Story in an all new interview.
 

VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Appears on CBS Sunday MorningLiza Minnelli Appears on CBS Sunday Morning
January 16, 2022

CBS Sunday Morning reporter Jane Pauley interviewed Liza Minnelli this morning, discussing her famous parents, her legacy, collaborators throughout her career, awards, and inspirations. The special also features performances with Minnelli's 'best friend and confidant', Michael Feinstein, on piano and Liza herself on vocals. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose in SNL SOUND OF MUSIC ParodyWatch Ariana DeBose in SNL SOUND OF MUSIC Parody
January 16, 2022

One sketch from last night's SNL show, a parody of The Sound of Music, features a misfit bunch of children that McKinnon, Maria Von Trapp, was unable to successfully charm. Cue Ariana DeBose, who waltzes in as a quirky new nanny with a unique take on the musical's famous 'Do Re Mi'.  (more...)


VIDEO: Watch Ariana DeBose and Kate McKinnon Sing a WEST SIDE STORY Medley on SNLWatch Ariana DeBose and Kate McKinnon Sing a WEST SIDE STORY Medley on SNL
January 16, 2022

Ariana DeBose, who most recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in Spielberg's West Side Story as Anita, made her SNL debut as the hostess last night. Watch as the Broadway star (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Bring it On, Motown, Pippin, Hamilton, and more) gives her opening monologue to kick off the show and gets musically interrupted by Kate McKinnon. (more...)


VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks SNL, HAMILTON & More on THE TONIGHT SHOWAriana DeBose Talks SNL & More on THE TONIGHT SHOW
January 14, 2022

Ariana DeBoseAriana DeBose sat down with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show last night to discuss her upcoming Saturday Night Live hosting debut. Watch the new interview, in which she also discussed her role as 'The Bullet' in Hamilton, filming The Prom with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, and playing Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story! (more...)


VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETHHunter on Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
January 14, 2022

In the new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Kathryn Hunter plays all three witches. BroadwayWorld caught up with Hunter to discuss playing all three witches in the Tragedy of Macbeth, working with Joel Coen and Denzel Washington, and what it was like bringing the popular play to the big screen. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary ClipExclusive: WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Reopen in New Documentary Clip
January 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more. (more...)


VIDEO: Rachel Tucker & Guy Retallack Talk JOHN & JEN on Backstage with Richard RidgeTucker & Retallack Talk JOHN & JEN on Backstage with Richard Ridge
January 15, 2022

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he chats with husband and wife, Rachel Tucker and Guy Retallack. (more...)


VIDEO: COMPANY's Greg Hildreth and Rashidra Scott Visit Backstage with Richard RidgeCOMPANY's Greg Hildreth and Rashidra Scott Visit Backstage with Richard Ridge
January 16, 2022

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he chats with Company's Greg Hildreth and Rashidra Scott! (more...)


VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Pays Tribute to Marilyn BergmanBarbra Streisand Pays Tribute to Marilyn Bergman
January 17, 2022

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, songwriter Marilyn Bergman died at age 93 on January 8, 2022, due to non-Covid related respiratory problems. Now, Barbra Streisand has paid tribute to the Bergmans in a new video on her YouTube channel, featuring clips and photos of them together. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch the Cast of WINNIE THE POOH Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICAThe Cast of WINNIE THE POOH Performs on GMA
January 18, 2022

In honor of Winnie the Pooh Day, the cast of Disney's Winnie the Pooh appeared on Good Morning America today for a special performance. The segment also included an interview with Jake Bazel, the puppeteer and voice actor who plays Pooh Bear in the current Off-Broadway production. (more...)


VIDEO: Sir Tim Rice Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and MoreSir Tim Rice Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
January 13, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry recently sat down to chat with lyricist Sir Tim Rice about his career and what makes Disney's Beauty and the Beast such a perennial piece of musical theater. (more...)


VIDEO: Claybourne Elder Talks Paying It Forward Through COMPANY Tickets on PIX11Claybourne Elder Talks Giving Back Through COMPANY Tickets on PIX11
January 17, 2022

Claybourne Elder appeared on Pix11 this morning to discuss starring in Company on Broadway and how he is paying it forward by giving audience members the opporunity to win free tickets to performances after a stranger gave him the money to see Patti LuPone in Sweeney Todd. Elder also discusses his role on HBO Max's new series, The Gilded Age. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch Emma Hunton & Griffin Matthews Perform 'Fall' From WITNESS UGANDAEmma Hunton & Griffin Matthews Perform 'Fall' From WITNESS UGANDA
January 14, 2022

The track is from the upcoming Studio Cast Recording of Witness Uganda (An American Musical). The new album will also feature the voices of Cynthia Erivo, GRAMMY-winning recording artist Ledisi, and stage-and-screen stars Nicolette Robinson, Emma Hunton, and Kristolyn Lloyd, as well as Tyrone Davis Jr., Jai’Len Josey, Amber Iman, and more. (more...)


VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Behind the Scenes Look at THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETHApple Shares Behind the Scenes Look at TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
January 17, 2022

Apple TV+ has released a behind-the-scenes look at Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. The feature includes interviews with the film's directors and designers, as well as the film's star, Denzel Washington. Watch the new featurette now! (more...)


VIDEO: The Creatives of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Chat Bringing it to the West EndThe Creatives of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Chat Bringing it to the West End
January 17, 2022

We chat to the show’s creatives, Alex Timbers, Sonya Tayeh and Justin Levine, about the ten-year journey to the stage, and what makes the show so spectacular. (more...)